Rad A. Drew Photography: February 2014

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Exhibit: Cuba!

Now showing at Hoaglin's, 448 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Panning on the Prada, Old Havana, Cuba
These images are my attempt to capture and share the beauty and spirit of this magnificent country and its people.

Today, through the People-to-People program, travel from the United States to Cuba is legal so long as the trip facilitates interaction and cultural exchange. Cuba is a country that has suffered for many years under a communist regime, a situation that was exacerbated after the Bay of Pigs incident in the 60’s. Communism and trade restrictions with the U.S. have left the country’s economy floundering and its people in a perpetual state of poverty. In spite of these hardships, the courageous spirit of the Cuban people is evident in their interactions with guests to their country, and in their remarkable determination and innovation to “make do.” My interactions with the Cuban people were as colorful and fascinating as the environment of Old Havana, Trinidad, and the countryside in between. 

Exhibit: In Good Light, Images of the Circle City

Blade Runner 
This image was taken on the back side of the Marion County Public Library,  Indianapolis
I believe that every place has its own unique Spirit. Whether in an exotic location in a far corner of the world or in one’s own backyard, there are sites that hold beauty and wonder just waiting for the sensitive photographer to explore. 

This exhibit is a celebration of my beautiful homeland, Indianapolis, my “back yard.” It is not Paris, or Katmandu and it is not (yet!) on lists of top destinations for world travelers, yet the spirit of our place is as beautiful as any in the world. With these images I’ve tried to make that point by making images to be shared with everyone that reflect the beauty of Indianapolis and which celebrate the Spirit of this place.

Click the title to buy my book, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City, at Blurb.com.